Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in New Caledonia instead of Congo, Republic of the, you would:

Health

live 17.1 years longer


In Congo, Republic of the, the average life expectancy is 61 years (60 years for men, 63 years for women) as of 2020. In New Caledonia, that number is 78 years (74 years for men, 82 years for women) as of 2020.

Economy

make 4.6 times more money


Congo, Republic of the has a GDP per capita of $6,800 as of 2017, while in New Caledonia, the GDP per capita is $31,100 as of 2015.

be 59.2% less likely to be unemployed


In Congo, Republic of the, 36.0% of adults are unemployed as of 2014. In New Caledonia, that number is 14.7% as of 2014.

be 63.4% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Congo, Republic of the, 46.5% live below the poverty line as of 2011. In New Caledonia, however, that number is 17.0% as of 2008.

Life

be 20.7% more likely to be literate


In Congo, Republic of the, the literacy rate is 80.3% as of 2018. In New Caledonia, it is 96.9% as of 2015.

be 90.1% less likely to die during infancy


In Congo, Republic of the, approximately 50.7 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In New Caledonia, on the other hand, 5.0 children do as of 2020.

have 55.5% fewer children


In Congo, Republic of the, there are approximately 32.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In New Caledonia, there are 14.5 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 76.7% more likely to have access to electricity


In Congo, Republic of the, approximately 57% of the population has electricity access as of 2017. In New Caledonia, 100% of the population do as of 2016.

be 8.6 times more likely to have internet access


In Congo, Republic of the, approximately 8.7% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In New Caledonia, about 74.0% do as of 2016.

be 19.5% more likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Congo, Republic of the, approximately 84% of people have improved drinking water access as of 2017. In New Caledonia, 100% of people do as of 2017.

Geography

see 13.3 times more coastline


Congo, Republic of the has a total of 169 km of coastline. In New Caledonia, that number is 2,254 km.

New Caledonia: At a glance

New Caledonia is a sovereign country in Australia-Oceania, with a total land area of approximately 18,275 sq km. Settled by both Britain and France during the first half of the 19th century, the island became a French possession in 1853. It served as a penal colony for four decades after 1864. Agitation for independence during the 1980s and early 1990s ended in the 1998 Noumea Accord, which over a period of 15 to 20 years will transfer an increasing amount of governing responsibility from France to New Caledonia. The agreement also commits France to conduct a referendum between 2014 and 2018 to decide whether New Caledonia should assume full sovereignty and independence.

How big is New Caledonia compared to Congo, Republic of the? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.

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